React Developer Lead

Job Req ID:  335
Posting Date:  15-Sep-2022
Function:  Engineering

Snowhill, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive with great benefits

About BT

BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, we take pride in everything we do - and in the people who work here.
We're now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we're on a mission. Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.
So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it's like to work at BT.

About this role

This role is available in Birmingham, Manchester, London, Leeds & Bristol.


As a React Lead with strong React and Front-End development experience, you will be responsible for building, deploying, and maintaining front end interfaces to support our digital experiences. You will help drive our Group wide and cross brand Design System initiative and enable our Consumer delivery squads by producing components, frameworks, and tooling.
You will support and contribute to transforming our working culture and digital presence using agile ways of working. You will mentor developers, support the achievement of team service level targets by owning the completion of all assigned work requests, including testing, quality checking and delivering all assigned tasks within the agreed timescales. 

You will have the following responsibilities

•    Design and develop APIs to support digital experiences using open source and cloud technology
•    Bridge between Design System and Consumer front end enablement squads
•    Work closely with the Consumer and Group wide Design and Brand teams
•    Building and codifying a reusable framework agnostic Design system
•    Create front end code and tooling to allow Consumer feature squads to deliver at pace
•    Work with Architecture, Engineering teams and other stakeholders to ensure the correct technical decisions are being made to deliver brilliant      experiences from our products
•    Support the analysis of content delivery and offer performance solutions  
•    Write unit tests and other automated tests
•    Contribute to tribe ceremonies, platform technical direction and strategy
•    Coach and mentor junior members
•    Lead multi-site and nearshore / offshore Engineering resources
•    Lead the technical analysis and troubleshooting of operational and security related issues
•    Help build an internal front-end chapter and contribute to internal and external conferences/meetups

You will have the following skills & experience

•    5+ years’ experience with ReactJS, NextJS, TypeScript and GraphQL
•    Fluent with modern JavaScript and standard tooling (Webpack, Babel, ES6, Linting, Prettier), HTML and CSS Preprocessors
•    Solid understanding of the full web technology stack (HTTP, cookies, headers, asset loading / caching, PWA). 
•    Proven experience with and demonstrable understanding of WCAG 2.0 AA compliance and WAI-ARIA, Performance optimisation and responsive design
•    Experience in leading technical development teams and driving software delivery improvements, with technical and behavioural leadership experience
•    Unit test tools (Jest)
•    Versioning tools (GIT)
•    Ability to successfully collaborate as part of an Agile development team and with a wide variety of stakeholders
•    Experience with and defined DevOps CI/CD pipelines
•    Experience in driving implementation of test-driven approaches (TDD, BDD)
•    Understanding of Terraform Docker, Kubernetes, AWS environments and services 
•    End to End test tools experience (Cypress, Cucumber, etc.)
•    Experience in other front-end frameworks/libraries


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • 10% on target bonus
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Option to join the Healthcare Cash Plan or other benefits such as dental insurance, gym memberships etc.
  • 50% off BT and EE mobile pay monthly or SIM only plans
  • Exclusive colleague discounts on our latest and greatest BT broadband packages
  • BT TV, including BT Sport and the NOW Entertainment membership, and 25% off NOW Sport, Cinema and Kids
  • 30% discount for friends and family on EE mobile pay monthly and SIM only plans

About British Telecom
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